'Colonial Period'

This tool helps analyze what type of records may exist for a person born or living in the year 1660 and ideas on where to find them. Learn about other notable events that took place in 1660, which may have affected the people who lived during this time.

America was under British rule until 1776. Charles II ruled England from 1660 to 1685.

Notable Events

Notable events that occurred in 1660 were:

Restoration of the monarchy in England; Charles II becomes king

The execution of Quaker, Mary Dyer, the first of the four Boston martyrs

Navigation Acts established by the English to regulate exports from the colonies

Military Records from the Period

A person born in 1660 may have participated in or been affected by the following wars:

King William's War (1689-1697), Queen Anne's War (1702-1713), American Indian Wars (1540-1774)

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